Friday, August 01, 2008

Strange Dreams and Swimming

Monday was a day to remember. If you don't know my wife very well, then you probably didn't know that she has ever since I've known her been terrified of water. So much so that she could not put her head under water for more than a fraction of a second without having a panic attack.

Our two oldest are jumping in the deep end and off the diving board head first without floaties, so she decided she needed to get over this intense fear that she has. Monday I worked with her for 2 hours. We started by holding our breath above water, then holding our breath under water. I then had her go underwater and push off the side of the pool and glide to the other side. (this is all in the shallow end at this point.) Then I had her jump in the deep end. She stood there forever and even got emotional trying to convince herself to do it. After she did it was a mixed bag of tears and smiles on her part. Later she jumped off the diving board, dove in head first and treaded water in the deep end. I'm so proud of her for overcoming her fear of water.

Maybe next Monday she can help me overcome my fear of bumble bees. :)

I've been having crazy dreams the past two nights. Last night I dreamed about barbershop judges torturing a quartet and Ben Young of all people. In my dream I wouldn't have it and I retaliated and was going to bring the whole thing down. Crazy isn't it. My wife even heard me talking in my sleep when they were torturing Ben and I was saying "No, you can't do this anymore"

The funny thing about it all is that the past couple of mornings, I've felt very rested which is not normal. I'm usually tired every day because I don't sleep well. Oh well. Maybe I'll keep dreaming.


MichaelPolutta said...

I took a look at the Vaughn Park site. Who are THESE people? (Mr. Bloomer and Mr. Mitchell, that is...) Don't they mean SID Bloomer and Bret MORRIS?

Vaughn Park Ministers

* Syd Bloomer, Small Group/Connections Minister - SBloomer at
* Jamin Mills - Youth - Jamin at
* Bret Mitchell - Worship/Involvement - BMitchell at
* Denise Nelson - Children's - DNelson at
* Katie Reed - Minister to Students - Katie at
* Brad Sullivan - Preaching - BSullivan at

Roxy Wishum said...

Great job coaching Summer in swimming. Do you charge by the hour?

Roxy Wishum said...

p.s. Thanks for updating the website!